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Water from Stone: Archaeology and Conservation at Florida's Springs

Jason O'Donoughue


Florida houses the densest concentration of artesian springs in the world. However, many springs are imperilled by pollution, development, and groundwater extraction. Archaeologists have long recognized the importance of springs in the past, but typically focus solely on their ecological capacities. Meanwhile, contemporary conservation narratives rely on a trope of timeless, pristine springs that likewise downplays their historical significance. This book draws on recent archaeological research at a number of springs to examine their long-term significance and the relevance of archaeological k ... More

Keywords: artesian springs, conservation, archaeology, entanglement, ecology, phenomenology, paleohydrology, lithic, spatial analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781683400097
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400097.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason O'Donoughue, author
Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research